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Scotch Plains-Fanwood Year in Review: The Year in Videos

With 2012 right around the corner, Patch looks back at 2011 through a selection of videos highlighting the happenings around Scotch Plains and Fanwood.

This video, taken by a Scotch Plains resident, documents cars attempting to navigate a  dangerously flooded street near the Rahway River. This video was part of series aggregating user submitted photos, videos and written accounts of Hurricane Irene.



An adorable video of a young girl’s first day of school accompanied by her doting father. This article also includes a photo gallery of other students arriving at SPF schools for the first day of the 2011-2012 school year.

Scotch Plains Fanwood High School Students rededicated the 9/11 memorial located near the Evergreen Softball fields to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the attacks. The memorial was first dedicated “the heroes of 9/11” by the Student Government Association of the 2001-2002 school year. 

In anticipation of Halloween, Patch investigated the legend of the 13 bumps on Johnston Drive, a historic road that stretches from Watchung to Scotch Plains. Legend has it that 13 sisters kidnapped and murdered children from Feltville (now known as the Deserted Village). The 13 witches were executed and buried under Johnston Drive. The road has been paved over several times and each time the bumps mysteriously reappear. Video courtesy of believer and lifelong Berkeley Heights resident, Jamie Sully Sullivan.

This user submitted video documents children sledding in Scotch Plains during the first snowstorm of 2011.

Congressman Leonard Lance attended the new chapter of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Tea Party’s Inagrual meeting on March 21 bringing one of the country’s “most controversial protest groups” to this community.

In April, Patch sat down with the three Board of Education candidates for the Fanwood seats.

The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Chamber Choir, an extraordinarily talented group of select students directed by Choral director Jan Allen performed for the Board of Education during the BOE’s final meeting of 2011. View a second video of their performance

This December, Scotch Plains-Fanwood Patch launched a new webseries entitled Let’s Talk Local. Each week will feature the local culture, icons, and flavors that make our town unique. The first segment highlighted  in downtown Scotch Plains.

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